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The Artists Way

Tarot Card of the Week, June 6-12, 2016: Four of Swords

In this time of extreme busy-ness, media onslaught, and the climax of Solstice in 2 weeks, the cards offer us a quiet and necessary break. Breathe and be still. Continue Reading

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Tarot Card of the Week, July 15-21, 2013: King of Pentacles

The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings. ~  Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) Following last week’s Page, we are promoted this week all the up to the King of Pentacles, CEO of the Pentacles Court. Crowned in flowers, he sits in a walledContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Journey Ends. The Journey Begins.

A painting is never finished — it simply stops in interesting places. — Paul Gardner Today, we bid goodbye to the work begun at Imbolc, 2009, working our way through The Artist’s Way.  I leave you with some final thoughts. First, as we have admitted by now that we are recovering artists, we are urgedContinue reading Continue Reading

Final Tasks for Chapter Twelve

We are now at the end of this journey together on The Artist’s Way. Which is to say, we are now just beginning our own Artist’s Way: living the life of Creator. Here are the last exercises that Julia recommends. I hope you’ll spend some quality time this weekend working through them. Tomorrow, 1. WriteContinue reading Continue Reading

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Escape Velocity

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. — Andre Gide As we come to the end of this journey, we may find ourselves facing a final exam or two. This is what Julia calls The Test. It is as if our most vulnerableContinue reading Continue Reading

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Do We Have Liftoff?

The race isn’t over until you cross the finish line. You’ll be surprised at how much can change in the last twenty strides. –Jackie Dugall (Women’s Cross Country champion and award-winning coach) Just as our Tarot card of the week has predicted, we are leaving behind the tenderly placed heart lessons found in the chaptersContinue reading Continue Reading

Extravagant Play

Very often the effort men put into activities that seem completely useless turns out to be extremely important in ways no one could foresee. Play has always been the mainspring of culture. — Italo Calvino (Journalist and writer, 1923-1985) The ego trip of pursuing ART, with a capital A is just another trap which isContinue reading Continue Reading

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Beware of Art

It is only necessary to behold the least fact or phenomenon, however familiar, from a point a hair’s breadth aside from our habitual path or routine, to be overcome, enchanted by its beauty and significance…. To perceive freshly, with fresh senses is to be inspired. — Thoreau (My thanks today to Waverly FitzGerald for thisContinue reading Continue Reading

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Mystery

What shakes the eye, but the invisible? – Theodore Roethke In this final chapter of The Artist’s Way, as her bon voyage gift to us, Julia offers a bouquet of ideas. When we begin to understand our creativity in terms of it being a sacred conversation between our Divinity and our human selves, she emphasizesContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Path of Bliss

Enough words have been exchanged; Now at last let me see some deeds! — Goethe, Faust I Everything that we have been doing – examining our assumptions about abundance, healing our wounds, facing our fears about our place in the Multiverse, the months of hard labor on our archaeological dig to discover our authenticity –Continue reading Continue Reading

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